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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088460/ultrasound-mediated-delivery-of-rna-to-colonic-mucosa-of-live-mice
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Carl M Schoellhammer, Gregory Y Lauwers, Jeremy A Goettel, Matthias A Oberli, Cody Cleveland, June Y Park, Daniel Minahan, Yiyun Chen, Daniel G Anderson, Ana Jaklenec, Scott B Snapper, Robert Langer, Giovanni Traverso
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is a challenge to deliver nucleic acids to gastrointestinal (GI) tissues due to their size and need for intracellular delivery. They are also extremely susceptible to degradation by nucleases, which are ubiquitous in the GI tract. We investigated whether ultrasound, which can permeabilize tissue through a phenomenon known as transient cavitation, can be used to deliver RNA to the colonic mucosa of living mice. METHODS: We investigated delivery of fluorescently labeled permeants to colon tissues of Yorkshire pigs ex vivo and mice in vivo...
January 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078627/nanostructured-materials-synthesis-using-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Jordan J Hinman, Kenneth S Suslick
Recent applications of ultrasound to the production of nanostructured materials are reviewed. Sonochemistry permits the production of novel materials or provides a route to known materials without the need for high bulk temperatures, pressures, or long reaction times. Both chemical and physical phenomena associated with high-intensity ultrasound are responsible for the production or modification of nanomaterials. Most notable are the consequences of acoustic cavitation: the formation, growth, and implosive collapse of bubbles, and can be categorized as primary sonochemistry (gas-phase chemistry occurring inside collapsing bubbles), secondary sonochemistry (solution-phase chemistry occurring outside the bubbles), and physical modifications (caused by high-speed jets, shockwaves, or inter-particle collisions in slurries)...
February 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076011/pulmonary-tuberculosis-role-of-radiology-in-diagnosis-and-management
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Arun C Nachiappan, Kasra Rahbar, Xiao Shi, Elizabeth S Guy, Eduardo J Mortani Barbosa, Girish S Shroff, Daniel Ocazionez, Alan E Schlesinger, Sharyn I Katz, Mark M Hammer
Tuberculosis is a public health problem worldwide, including in the United States-particularly among immunocompromised patients and other high-risk groups. Tuberculosis manifests in active and latent forms. Active disease can occur as primary tuberculosis, developing shortly after infection, or postprimary tuberculosis, developing after a long period of latent infection. Primary tuberculosis occurs most commonly in children and immunocompromised patients, who present with lymphadenopathy, pulmonary consolidation, and pleural effusion...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074839/high-precision-non-invasive-anti-microvascular-approach-via-concurrent-ultrasound-and-laser-irradiation
#4
Zizhong Hu, Haonan Zhang, Aghapi Mordovanakis, Yannis M Paulus, Qinghuai Liu, Xueding Wang, Xinmai Yang
Antivascular therapy represents a proven strategy to treat angiogenesis. By applying synchronized ultrasound bursts and nanosecond laser irradiation, we developed a novel, selective, non-invasive, localized antivascular method, termed photo-mediated ultrasound therapy (PUT). PUT takes advantage of the high native optical contrast among biological tissues and can treat microvessels without causing collateral damage to the surrounding tissue. In a chicken yolk sac membrane model, under the same ultrasound parameters (1 MHz at 0...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072580/in-vivo-real-time-cavitation-imaging-in-moving-organs
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B Arnal, J Baranger, C Demene, M Tanter, M Pernot
The stochastic nature of cavitation implies visualization of the cavitation cloud in real-time and in a discriminative manner for the safe use of focused ultrasound therapy. This visualization is sometimes possible with standard echography, but it strongly depends on the quality of the scanner, and is hindered by difficulty in discriminating from highly reflecting tissue signals in different organs. A specific approach would then permit clear validation of the cavitation position and activity. Detecting signals from a specific source with high sensitivity is a major problem in ultrasound imaging...
January 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070658/getting-the-gist-a-pictorial-review-of-the-various-patterns-of-presentation-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-on-imaging
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REVIEW
Dominic Scola, Lawrence Bahoura, Alexander Copelan, Ali Shirkhoda, Farnoosh Sokhandon
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, are a relatively recently described entity. Most exhibit a mutated tyrosine kinase receptor gene and in some capacity are treated by tyrosine kinase inhibitors. GISTs can occur across the age spectrum but are more common in patients older than 40 years. They exhibit a wide range of clinical presentations and imaging characteristics. All patterns of enhancement on contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) can be seen with GISTs, including hypoenhancing, isoenhancing, and hyperenhancing tumors...
January 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069242/comparison-of-sonochemiluminescence-images-using-image-analysis-techniques-and-identification-of-acoustic-pressure-fields-via-simulation
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T Joyce Tiong, Tissa Chandesa, Yeow Hong Yap
One common method to determine the existence of cavitational activity in power ultrasonics systems is by capturing images of sonoluminescence (SL) or sonochemiluminescence (SCL) in a dark environment. Conventionally, the light emitted from SL or SCL was detected based on the number of photons. Though this method is effective, it could not identify the sonochemical zones of an ultrasonic systems. SL/SCL images, on the other hand, enable identification of 'active' sonochemical zones. However, these images often provide just qualitative data as the harvesting of light intensity data from the images is tedious and require high resolution images...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069239/analysis-of-the-effect-of-impact-of-near-wall-acoustic-bubble-collapse-micro-jet-on-al-1060
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Linzheng Ye, Xijing Zhu
The bubble collapse near a wall will generate strong micro-jet in a liquid environment under ultrasonic field. To explore the effect of the impact of near-wall acoustic bubble collapse micro-jet on an aluminum 1060 sheet, the cavitation threshold formula and micro-jet velocity formula were first proposed. Then the Johnson-Cook rate correlation material constitutive model was considered, and a three-dimensional fluid-solid coupling model of micro-jet impact on a wall was established and analyzed. Finally, to validate the model, ultrasonic cavitation test and inversion analysis based on the theory of spherical indentation test were conducted...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069235/sonochemical-synthesis-of-novel-pyrano-3-4-e-1-3-oxazines-a-green-protocol
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Tamer S Saleh, Abdullah S Al-Bogami, Ahmed E M Mekky, Hamad Z Alkhathlan
The atom-efficient and green protocol for formation of pyrano[3,4-e][1,3]oxazines utilizing dimethyl carbonate under ultrasound irradiation in a presence of KF/basic alumina was reported. We provide a novel series of pyrano[3,4-e][1,3]oxazine derivatives interesting for biological screening tests. In general, it was found that ultrasound irradiations enable the reactions to occur which could not be carried out under silent conditions. These remarkable effects appeared in sonicated reactions can be reasonably interpreted in terms of acoustic cavitation phenomenon...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069232/emulsification-in-novel-ultrasonic-cavitation-intensifying-bag-reactors
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Ralph van Zwieten, Bram Verhaagen, Karin Schroën, David Fernández Rivas
Cavitation Intensifying Bags (CIBs), a novel reactor type for use with ultrasound, have been recently proposed as a scaled-up microreactor with increased energy efficiencies. We now report on the use of the CIBs for the preparation of emulsions out of hexadecane and an SDS aqueous solution. The CIBs have been designed in such a way that cavitation effects created by the ultrasound are increased. It was found that the CIBs were 60 times more effective in breaking up droplets than conventional bags, therewith showing a proof of principle for the CIBs for the preparation of emulsions...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069230/acoustic-microbubble-dynamics-with-viscous-effects
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Kawa Manmi, Qianxi Wang
Microbubble dynamics subject to ultrasound are associated with important applications in biomedical ultrasonics, sonochemistry and cavitation cleaning. The viscous effects in this phenomenon is essential since the Reynolds number Re associated is about O(10). The flow field is characterized as being an irrotational flow in the bulk volume but with a thin vorticity layer at the bubble surface. This paper investigates the phenomenon using the boundary integral method based on the viscous potential flow theory...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069223/sustained-release-formulations-of-citronella-oil-nanoemulsion-using-cavitational-techniques
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Naveen Agrawal, Ganesh L Maddikeri, Aniruddha B Pandit
Nanoemulsion synthesis has proven to be an effective way for transportation of immobile, insoluble bioactive compounds. Citronella Oil (lemongrass oil), a natural plant extract, can be used as a mosquito repellent and has less harmful effects compared to its available market counterpart DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide). Nanoemulsion of citronella oil in water was prepared using cavitation-assisted techniques while investigating the effect of system parameters like HLB (Hydrophilic Lipophilic Balance), surfactant concentration, input energy density and mode of power input on emulsion quality...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069221/effects-of-different-hydrostatic-pressure-on-lesions-in-ex-vivo-bovine-livers-induced-by-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
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Min He, Zhiqiang Zhong, Xing Li, Xiaobo Gong, Zhibiao Wang, Faqi Li
It is well-known that acoustic cavitation associated with the high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment often would change the morphology and size of lesions in its treatment. In most studies reported in literature, high ambient hydrostatic pressure was used to suppress the cavitation completely. Investigation of the effects by varying the ambient hydrostatic pressure (Pstat) is still lacking. In this paper, the effects of HIFU on lesions in ex vivo bovine liver specimens under various Pstat are systematically investigated...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069215/intensification-of-esterification-of-non-edible-oil-as-sustainable-feedstock-using-cavitational-reactors
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Ashish V Mohod, Abhijeet S Subudhi, Parag R Gogate
Using sustainable feed stock such as non-edible oil for the biodiesel production can be one of the cost effective approaches considering the ever growing interest towards renewable energy and problems in existing approaches for production. However, due to the high free fatty acid content, non-edible oils require considerable preprocessing before the actual transesterification reaction for biodiesel production. The present work focuses on intensification of the esterification reaction used as preprocessing step based on acoustic and hydrodynamic cavitation also presenting the comparison with the conventional approach...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069211/effect-of-micro-particles-on-cavitation-erosion-of-ti6al4v-alloy-in-sulfuric-acid-solution
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D G Li, Y Long, P Liang, D R Chen
The influences of micro-particles on ultrasonic cavitation erosion of Ti6Al4V alloy in 0.1M H2SO4 solution were investigated using mass loss weight, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and white light interferometer. Mass loss results revealed that the cavitation erosion damage obviously decreased with increasing particle size and mass concentration. Open circuit potential recorded during cavitation erosion shifted to positive direction with the decreased mass loss. Meanwhile, the mass loss sharply decreased with applying a positive potential during the entire ultrasonic cavitation erosion, and the relationship between the open circuit potential and the cavitation erosion resistance was discussed...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069204/enhancement-of-thermal-and-mechanical-properties-of-poly-mma-co-ba-cloisite-30b-nanocomposites-by-ultrasound-assisted-in-situ-emulsion-polymerization
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Sachin Sharma, Maneesh Kumar Poddar, Vijayanand S Moholkar
This study reports synthesis and characterization of poly(MMA-co-BA)/Cloisite 30B (organo-modified montmorillonite clay) nanocomposites by ultrasound-assisted in-situ emulsion polymerization. Copolymers have been synthesized with MMA:BA monomer ratio of 4:1, and varying clay loading (1-5wt% monomer). The poly(MMA-co-BA)/Cloisite 30B nanocomposites have been characterized for their thermal and mechanical properties. Ultrasonically synthesized nanocomposites have been revealed to possess higher thermal degradation resistance and mechanical strength than the nanocomposites synthesized using conventional techniques...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069203/drastic-acceleration-of-fibrillation-of-insulin-by-transient-cavitation-bubble
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Kichitaro Nakajima, Daisuke Nishioka, Masahiko Hirao, Masatomo So, Yuji Goto, Hirotsugu Ogi
Amyloid-fibril formation of proteins can be accelerated by ultrasonic irradiation to the peptide solutions. Although this phenomenon contributes to understanding pathogenic behavior of amyloidosis, its physical mechanism has not been clarified, because several factors (cavitation, temperature increase, stirring effect, and so on) related to ultrasonic irradiation can participate in the fibrillation reaction. Here, we independently study contributions of the possible factors, using insulin, which is extremely stable and then suitable for the mechanism clarification...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069192/acoustic-cavitation-induced-generation-of-stabilizer-free-extremely-stable-reduced-graphene-oxide-nanodispersion-for-efficient-delivery-of-paclitaxel-in-cancer-cells
#18
Renu Geetha Bai, Kasturi Muthoosamy, Fiona Natalia Shipton, Sivakumar Manickam
Graphene is one of the highly explored nanomaterials due to its unique and extraordinary properties. In this study, by utilizing a hydrothermal reduction method, graphene oxide (GO) was successfully converted to reduced graphene oxide (RGO) without using any toxic reducing agents. Following this, with the use of ultrasonic cavitation, profoundly stable few layer thick RGO nanodispersion was generated without employing any stabilizers or surfactants. During ultrasonication, shockwaves from the collapse of bubbles cause a higher dispersing energy to the graphene nanosheets which surpass the forces of Van der Waal's and π-π stacking and thus pave the way to form a stable aqueous nanodispersion of graphene...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068946/ct-characteristics-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Zenghui Cheng, Fei Shan, Yuesong Yang, Yuxin Shi, Zhiyong Zhang
BACKGROUND: To systematically investigate the relationship between CT morphological features and the presence of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: All studies about the CT morphological features of NSCLC with EGFR mutations published between January 1, 2000 and March 15, 2015 were searched in the PubMed and EMBASE databases. Qualified studies were selected according to inclusion criteria. The frequency of EGFR mutations and CT features of ground-glass opacity (GGO) content, tumor size, cavitation, air-bronchogram, lobulation, and spiculation were extracted...
January 10, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066704/acute-pulmonary-embolism-leading-to-cavitation-and-large-pulmonary-abscess-a-rare-complication-of-pulmonary-infarction
#20
Matthew T Koroscil, Timothy R Hauser
Pulmonary infarction is an infrequent complication of pulmonary embolism due to the dual blood supply of the lung. Autopsy studies have reported cavitation to occur in only 4-5% of all pulmonary infarctions with an even smaller proportion of these cases becoming secondarily infected. Patients with infected cavitating pulmonary infarction classically present with fever, positive sputum culture, and leukocytosis days to weeks following acute pulmonary embolism. We describe a rare case of acute pulmonary embolism with pulmonary infarction leading to cavitation and subsequent abscess formation requiring left lower lobe resection...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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